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Easter egg hunting season comes to Eagle, Gypsum

An Eggquatics participant adds Easter eggs to her collection during last year's underwater egg hunt. The town of Gypsum is again hosting its Egg-stravaganza celebration Saturday.
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EAGLE COUNTY — On Saturday, the towns of Eagle and Gypsum will do one of the things they do best — set small children off on a search for treasure-filled eggs.

The annual community Easter egg hunts are a demonstration of all that is right with small town living — volunteerism, community gathering and free candy.

What’s not to like?

Eagle Easter Egg Hunt

The Eagle Easter Egg Hunt is a BYOB (bring your own basket) affair that gets under way at 10 a.m. this Saturday. It is sponsored by the town of Eagle, Yeik Flooring and Beveridge Real Estate.

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Kids ages 10 and younger are divided into groups and let loose for the hunt at Eagle Town Park. Following the egg hunt, older kids are invited to participate in an eggernaut competition hosted by the Greater Eagle Fire Department. Competitors are invited to build an egg protection contraption, which will then be hauled to the top of the ladder truck and dropped to determine if the kids’ creations fulfilled their purpose.

Gypsum Egg-stravaganza

The town of Gypsum will host its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, a free craft tent will be set up and the Gypsum Fire Department will host the annual Easter pancake starting at 9 a.m.

At 9:15 a.m. kids ages 6 to 12 years will begin a scavenger hunt. Participants will be placed in groups of eight and given a group leader and a starter egg. That egg will contain a first riddle clue and will send kids on a journey to find the next egg with the next clue. Once they go through several clues they will reach the final destination and receive a prize.

The egg hunting begins at 9:30 a.m. for the toddlers and preschoolers. The town will provide a basket for kids ages 5 and younger and release them in groups of 20 in an area where they can grab eggs.

In addition, the Gypsum Recreation Center will host Eggquatics, an underwater egg hunt for awesome prizes in the following age categories: 2 years and younger, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Eggquatics begins at 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Easter Egg-stravaganza and for those interested in volunteering, contact Krista DeHerrera at 970-524-1727 or kdeherrera@townof gypsum.com.

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